Bio-based thermosetting composite
- 100% bio-based
- High thermo-mechanical stability
- Cost effective
- Renewable materials
- 3D printing
- Injection molding
- 1 patent
- 1 knowhow
- GRENOBLE INP
Today, the substitution of oil-based materials in the production of packaging and the manufacture of structural and functional objects represents a major environmental and industrial challenge. In this current socio-economic context, the research and implementation of bio-based, high-performance, cost-effective materials compatible with emerging manufacturing processes such as 3D printing, have become an unavoidable requirement.
The invention consists in the formulation of a fully bio-based composite precursor, compatible with additive manufacturing and injection molding.
100% bio-based and cost-effective material with thermomechanical properties comparable or even superior to oil-based composites.
The formulation of this biocomposite is simple with the use of commercial components available on an industrial scale.
State of progress
Functional parts were printed using a dedicated developed printer. Injection molding tests are in progress in order to adapt this new material to a bigger production scale.
The project aims to replace technical polymers in the areas of:
- 3D printing for the manufacture of prototypes/small series of technical parts resistant to heat/chemical agents.
- The plastics processing of technical polymers for the mass production of technical parts.
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